Nominal Guns52B028
NationalityCommonwealth of England
OperatorState Navy
First Commissioned1654B028
How acquiredPurpose builtBWAS-1603
ShipyardWapping - London B028
ConstructorJames TaylorBWAS-1603
CategoryThird RateB028
Ship TypeShip of the Line B028
Sailing RigShip RiggedB028
Broken Up to Rebuild5.5.1703B028
BecomesBritish Fourth Rate ship of the line 'Plymouth' (1705) (60)


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentB065
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth34' 8"Imperial Feet10.414 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Burthen752Tons BM 
DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentBWAS-1603
Length of Gundeck139' 6"Imperial Feet42.3711 
Length of Keel116' 0"Imperial Feet35.3568 
Breadth34' 8"Imperial Feet10.414 
Depth in Hold14' 6"Imperial Feet4.3053 
Draught Aft17' 0"Imperial Feet5.1816 
Burthen741 4994Tons BM 


1666Broadside Weight = 525 Imperial Pound ( 238.0875 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck34 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck2 British Falcon

7.1679Broadside Weight = 523 Imperial Pound ( 237.1805 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Cannon
Gun Deck2 British Culverin
Gun Deck26 British Demi-Culverin Drake
Gun Deck8 British Demi-Culverin Cutts

1694Broadside Weight = 380 Imperial Pound ( 172.3301 kg)B065
Gun Deck24 British Culverin
Gun Deck34 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker

1696Broadside Weight = 330 Imperial Pound ( 149.6553 kg)BWAS-1603
Gun Deck22 British Culverin
Gun Deck22 British Demi-Culverin
Gun Deck4 British Saker
Gun Deck8 British Saker Cutts

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1660260 BWAS-1603
1666280 BWAS-1603
1689340Establishment for war abroadB032
1689270Establishment for war at homeB032
1689210Peace time establishmentB032

26 Commanding Officers

1654 - 1657CaptainRichard Stayner (d.1662)B1681659 - 1660CaptainEdward WitheridgeBWAS-160314.6.1660 - 24.8.1660CaptainJohn Hayward (d.1673)BWAS-160325.8.1660 - 17.9.1661CaptainThomas Allin (1612-1685)BWAS-160326.6.1664 - 15.6.1665Vice-AdmiralThomas Allin (1612-1685)BWAS-160311.6.1665 - 24.2.1665/66CaptainJohn Jefferies (d.1666)B05125.2.1665/66 - 7.6.1666CaptainRoger Miller (d.1666)BWAS-16038.6.1666 - 8.11.1667CaptainJohn Lloyd (d.1672)B0511668CaptainWilliam BasseTRN213.5.1668 - 13.6.1668CaptainJohn Hubbard (d.1668)B05111.1.1671/72 - 25.2.1671/72CaptainWilliam PooleB05111.3.1671/72 - 7.6.1672CaptainRoger Strickland (1640-1717)B0519.6.1672 - 6.7.1673CaptainRichard Le Neve (d.1673)BWAS-16037.7.1673 - 27.7.1674CaptainAnthony YoungBWAS-16039.4.1677 - 11.7.1679AdmiralSir John Narborough (1640-1688)BWAS-16033.8.1688 - 1691CaptainRichard Carter (d.1692)BWAS-16031691 - 1692CaptainJohn MaineBWAS-16031693 - 7.1693CaptainJohn Leake (1656-1720)BWAS-16037.1693 - 18.1.1694/95CaptainJames Killigrew (d.1694/95)BWAS-16031.2.1694/95 - 12.12.1695CaptainCharles Cornewall (1669-1718)BWAS-16032.5.1699 - 9.2.1700/1CaptainSir Henry Robinson (d.1701) ADM 6/5/45BWAS-160310.2.1700/1 - 9.4.1701CaptainPeter Pickard (d.1701/2) ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/610.4.1701 - 18.4.1701CaptainJohn Munden (d.1718/19) ADM 6/6/87ADM 6/619.4.1701 - 20.11.1701CaptainRobert Kirktown (d.1718) ADM 6/6/89BWAS-160321.11.1701 - 14.1.1702/3CaptainRobert Kirktown (d.1718) ADM 6/6/122ADM 6/616.1.1702/3 - 2.4.1703CaptainPeregrine Bertie (d.1709) ADM 6/14/78ADM 6/7

2 Flag Officers

11.8.1664 - 1664CommodoreThomas Allin (1612-1685)B0511701Rear-Admiral of the BlueStafford Fairborne (d.1716)BWAS-1603

13 Commissioned Officers

1660LieutenantRichard James (d.1679/80)B0511664 - 1665LieutenantJohn Utber (d.1665)B0511664 - 1665LieutenantPhilemon Bacon (d.1666)B0511665LieutenantRobert Werden (d.1673)B0511672Second LieutenantHenry Priestman (1647-1712)W0143.5.1677 - 9.1677LieutenantCloudisley Shovell (1650-1707)ODNB10.5.1699 - 11.2.1700/1First LieutenantJohn Martin ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/510.5.1699 - 11.2.1700/1Second LieutenantSamuel Oates ADM 6/5/49ADM 6/512.2.1700/1 - 22.4.1701First LieutenantThomas Tomkins (d.1722) ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/612.2.1700/1 - 22.4.1701Second LieutenantJohn Lambert ADM 6/6/55ADM 6/623.4.1701 - 4.5.1703First LieutenantJohn Lambert ADM 6/6/91ADM 6/623.4.1701 - 14.7.1701Second LieutenantFrancis Vaughan (d.1706/7) ADM 6/6/91ADM 6/615.7.1701 - 5.5.1703Second LieutenantThomas Fettiplace (d.1712) ADM 6/14/108ADM 6/6

1 Warrant Officer

19.5.1678 - 1.7.1679MasterGreenvill Collins (1643-1694)ADM7

5 Petty Officers

14.11.1690 - 15.1.1692/93MidshipmanJoseph Joyner (c.1671-?) ADM 107/1/36ADM 107/13.2.1692/93 - 5.4.1694Volunteer-per-orderCovill Mayne (c.1674-1746) ADM 107/1/98ADM 107/117.6.1701 - 18.8.1701Volunteer-per-orderThe Hon. Henry Mordaunt (c.1681-1709/10) ADM 6/6/103ADM 6/61702 - 15.1.1702/3Volunteer-per-orderJohn Symonds ADM 6/7/79ADM 6/716.1.1702/3 - 1703Volunteer-per-orderCharles Bromsted ADM 6/7/79ADM 6/7

Service History

4.4.1655Battle of Porto Farina
1656In company with Speaker (50) and Bridgewater (52) attacked a Spanish West Indies fleet of 8 vessels, two were sunk, two run ashore and two takenBWAS-1603
22.2.1655/56Became Flagship of a squadron of six vessels left to blockade Tunis (Plymouth, Kentish (46) , Newcastle (44) , Foresight (34) , Taunton (40) and Mermaid (24) )BWAS-1603
20.4.1657Battle of Santa Cruz
1659Operations in the Sound
1660In the Downs, later sailed to the Levant
3.6.1665Battle of Lowestoft
1.9.1665Action of 1665-09-03
1.6.1666Four Days Battle
25.7.1666St James Day Battle
1672At Tangier and in the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
28.5.1672Battle of Solebay
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
1674Paid offBWAS-1603
9.4.1677Recommissioned as Flagship on the MediterraneanBWAS-1603
11.1678Action of 1678-11
5.1679Returned homeBWAS-1603
7.1679Laid up at PortsmouthBWAS-1603
1.5.1689Battle of Bantry Bay
30.6.1690Battle of Beachy Head
19.5.1692Battle of Barfleur
8.1.1694/95Action of 1695-01-18
28.1.1694/95Took the Third Rate Ship of the Line Le Trident (52) off Pantelleria
27.1.1696/97Took the Privateer Frégate Légère Le Concorde (14) BWAS-1603
5.2.1696/97Action of 1697-02-05
5.2.1696/97Took the Privateer Ship Le Nouveau Cherbourg (36)
5.2.1696/97Took the Privateer Frigate Le Dauphin (28)
7.1699Guard duty at Plymouth until paid offBWAS-1603

Last entry in captain's log book.

ADM 6/14

FromUntilFleetFleet CommanderSource
16591659British Baltic Fleet 1659Edward Montagu (d.1672)


B028Ships of the Royal Navy - Volume IJ. J. ColledgeBook
BWAS-1603British Warships in the Age of Sail 1603 - 1714Rif WinfieldBook
B065The Ship of the Line Vol IBrian LaveryBook
B103Battles of the British Navy Vol IJoseph AllenDigital Book
B032The Fighting Ship in the Royal Navy 897-1984E. H. H. ArchibaldBook
B168England in the Mediterranean (1603-1713) Vol IJulian S CorbettDigital Book
B051Biographia Navalis - Volume IJohn CharnockDigital Book
TRN2The Royal Navy : a history from the earliest times to the present Vol IIWilliam Laid ClowesDigital Book
ADM 6/6ADM 6/6 Commission and Warrent Book 1699 2 June-1702 26 Jan Archive
ADM 6/7ADM 6/7 Commission and Warrent Book 1702 28 Jan.-1703 6 July Archive
W014Anglo-Dutch Wars BLOGJames C BenderWeb Site
ODNBOxford Dictionary of National BiographyOxford University PressWeb Site
ADM 6/5ADM 6/5 Commission and Warrent Book 1698 28 Jan.-1699 1 June Archive
ADM7ADM 7 Admiralty: Miscellanea (1563-1956)AuthorityBook
ADM 107/1ADM 107/1 1691-1703 Lieutenants' passing certificates. Archive
ADM 6/14ADM 6/14 Commission and Warrant Book 1728 4 Oct.-1735 23 Dec. Archive

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